The NBA decided to change it up this year and have teams comprised of both rookies and sophomores play against each other in the Rising Star Challenge.
But there is another twist. ESPN has the details:
TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal will serve as the general managers and conduct a draft on Feb. 16 to determine each team.
The rookies faced the sophomores in previous years.
The pool of players for this year’s game on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla., will be announced on Wednesday. The head coaches will be the lead assistants from the All-Star Game coaching staffs.
It’ll be interesting to see who Shaq and Charles draft on their teams. Either way its sure to be pure comedy – the draft and the game.